Weather = bad weather

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Tue Jul 30 20:18:13 UTC 2013

I thought the use of "weather" to mean "bad weather" was mentioned on the list not too long ago, but I don't see it in the archives.

On 7 March 2005, David Bowie notes that "weather day" is an abbreviation for "bad weather day" as designated by the Orange County School District in Florida for days when the schools are closed for inclement weather. (

In "The Shadow Rising" (, Robert Jordan uses it in a similar sense: "He would play the harp, of course, not pipes. Or his flute; weather was not good for the harp."

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

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